Speaking of preparing a home, one of the most exciting part when having a baby is setting up a nursery. Now, if you are a first-time parent, it’s normal to be overwhelmed on where to start. Of course, you want it to be perfect and safe for your newborn. But, don’t panic! Let’s start by giving you an idea on what are the essentials you must prepare before you dig in with those immense tips and guides in setting up a baby room.
This should be the first on your list since this is where your baby will be spending most of his/her time. Of course, babies need lots and lots of sleep for full development and growth. When buying a cot, consider it as an investment piece. Thus, look for a good quality one. Be sure that this meets the British Safety Standards Code BS EN 716 to ensure safety and protection. You can choose a multifunctional one as well. Those that can be converted to toddler beds or full-size beds so you can save money. That would be a great buy! When it comes to design, pick something that will match your taste and if you are planning to have more kids, keep it gender-neutral.
Choosing a baby mattress can be fun and exciting since you can use your creativity. You can pick designs according to your preferred theme. There are numerous designs you can choose from and it must be heaven for moms whenever they are out to buy cute stuff for their little ones! Be sure to check if the mattress carries the British Safety Standards Code BS 1877-10 as this will assure you that it’s safe and secure. Mattresses come between two sizes --- standard and continental. Either should fit the sizes of cots commonly available in the UK. You should also be checking if a mattress is firm rather soft, as this will provide support while your baby is sleeping. Lastly, look for beddings that are soft and 100% cotton to protect your baby’s sensitive skin.
Dealing with dirty diapers could be one of the hardest tasks parents must do every day, but you can still make it pleasant by purchasing a changing table to make the job convenient and easy for you. Before buying which type of changing table you need, make sure you’ve considered the space of your nursery room. If you have enough space, then, by all means, you can buy a free-standing changing table. Otherwise, you may resort to a changing top.
When choosing a free-standing changing table, choose a multifunctional one. Make sure that you can still use it even though nappy days are over. There are those you can convert to toy storage or bookcase. A changing table is ideal for those who have limited space in their nursery room. Just be sure to put it on top of a dresser at a comfortable height for you. The advantage of using this is you can remove it when not in use and it will be left as a normal dresser.
Ensure that essentials are near your changing station, such as diapers, wipes, ointments, lotion, etc. and keep them in a bin or drawer. Also, keep some baby toys nearby so you can keep the baby busy playing while you do the changing business. Keeping a good amount of supply of changing pad covers is a good idea, too, so you can have enough backups on hand.
Most parent-baby bonding happens in a nursery chair, so it’s a good idea to buy one that will surely provide comfort as you’ll probably spending a part of your everyday routine here. Consider choosing a rocking chair or a glider with an armrest to support your arms while you sing your lullaby to your little one. It's a must to have the essentials nearby. Of course! You don’t want to wake up your baby when you are trying to reach for a feeding bottle or a blanket. Make sure everything you need is accessible before putting your baby to sleep.
Babies can be tiny, but mind you, they can have the most stuff in the house. From diapers, toys, books, clothes, etc. Each should have their storage bins to keep your house organised. Choose a multifunctional bin that you can use for something else when it is no longer required for baby needs. One example is open bins that can be turned into toy storage or hamper. Lower profile bins are a good buy, too. Ask me why? Of course, this type of storage can be tucked under a bed or crib for easy organisation of a baby room.
One storage that you might be needing as well is a self-storage unit. Surprised? Yes, storage facilities are one of the best storage solutions available, especially if you set up a nursery in your home. If you are trying to vacate one of your rooms to turn it into a baby room, but do not have enough space to store the removed items, a self-storage unit can come in handy. Toys, books, and post-baby essentials can be stored in here, too, if you don’t have plans in having another baby soon. We, at easyStorage, can help you provide a climate-controlled storage facility that will keep your valuables safe and secure. We are the cheapest storage company in London with guaranteed no hidden charge. Unlike any traditional storage company, we collect and return your items for free! Yes, you heard that right! We provide a free van for the moving process. You can enjoy these benefits at a low cost while relishing the most precious phase in your life.
Now that you have an idea of the essentials you must get for a baby room, it’s time to sprinkle on some glitters on top of your project. If you are daunted by those various interior ideas that you can find online, you can start with color inspiration. From there, you can pretty much have a theme and basis of which decors to buy such as curtains, rugs, carpets, etc. Just make sure that every piece is child friendly. Those that will secure comfort and protection. Also, choose materials that are easy to clean as raising babies can get messy. Remember, there’s no rule when it comes to the design and decoration of a baby room. As long as it reflects your taste and makes you happy, then go for it!
Baby is a bundle of joy and radiates happiness among the family. Thus, we must prepare a comfortable nook for them and above all, we should let them grow in a happy family where they will feel loved and secured.
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